Local artist Diana La Com finds beauty in quiet places. “Walking the many trails of the Santa Monica Mountains over the years has drawn me to depict what I see, from the distant skyline to sparkling stones in a stream, a flower, or simply patterns in nature. Always there is something surprising to remember, to inspire, to bring joy.” -D.L.C.
A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to support further programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
The Visitor Center will be open from 9am to 4:30pm during the months of November through April.
Malibu Creek State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains features 15 miles of streamside trails through oak and sycamore woodlands. It has also been extensively used as a movie set for many features and TV shows. While here we will look for hawks, sparrows, woodpeckers, bluebirds, finches, and other winter species. Perhaps we will encounter a Phainopepla, Loggerhead Shrike, Red-breasted Sapsucker, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. There is a $12 parking fee, so carpooling is recommended. Meet at the Rancho Park & Ride at 7:30 am if you would like to carpool. Leader: Dee Lyon
Be a Park Champion. Help maintain trails and construct bridge abutments on the Grassland trail. Note: this will be a physically strenuous workday and will include moving shale by hand. Ages 12 and up are welcome with a legal guardian. We always provide lunch, snacks, parking passes, training and tools needed for the workday.
Please sign up at our webpage here: http://calparks.org/help/park-champions/
Come join Mountains Restoration Trust for a morning outside as we work to restore the vegetation in Malibu Creek State Park!
We will be planting native trees and grasses, as well as removing weeds and invasive plants from the area. We will be planting natives like Coast Live Oaks, Purple Needlegrass, California Goldenrod and Hummingbird Sage.
You can enter the park through the main Malibu Creek State Park entrance, and park in the lower day use area. There will be signs to guide you in, and MRT staff to meet you there! Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided.
Great fun for kids and families! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form.
Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.
Have more questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701 ext. 203
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.
Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.
Join us for our monthly full moon hike led by a Naturalist Volunteer. It will be a moderate hike that begins at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip.
Please bring water, snacks, have sturdy shoes and optional light source.
Address/Dirección: 3455 Solstice Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
We invite you to join us on this free, guided hike at Solstice Canyon! The trail we will be adventuring on is the Solstice Canyon Trail (easy hike) which is 2.1 miles roundtrip (around 1 hour each way) and it is through Riparian Forest and Coastal Sage Scrub ecosystems. We will also pass architectural ruins and reach the waterfall at the end of the trail. Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray (optional).
It is recommended to carpool if you can! Entrance will be on Corral Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) CA-1 N. Follow path to parking lot. Meet under the big sign that says “Solstice Canyon Education Shelter Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.”
Los invitamos a qué nos acompañen en esta caminata gratis y guiada en Solstice Canyon! La ruta qué exploraremos se llama Solstice Canyon Trail y es considerada una ruta facil. Es 2.1 millas ida y vuelta (más o menos 1 hora en cada dirección) y pasaremos por los ecosistemas ribereños y matorral costero. También pasaremos por unas de las ruinas del área hasta alcanzar la cascada. Por favor traigan agua, alimentos, protector solar, y repelente de insectos (opcional).
Es recomendado compartir carro con un grupo si se puede! La entrada esta en Corral Canyon Road yendo desde Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) CA-1 N. Sigan la ruta hacia el estacionamiento. Nos reuniremos debajo del signo “Solstice Canyon Education Shelter Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.”
Moderately paced 6+ mile, 500 ft elevation gain in the lovely Simi Hills, first through ridge grasslands, then along an old ranch road following a streambed/multiple stream crossings with lovely oak woodlands to Sulfur Springs. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Cheeseboro Rd exit, turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Cheeseboro Rd, and continue 1 mile to park entrance, turn right and follow road to second parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.